I am using Manjaro with KDE Plasma Desktop. I am installing DaVinci Resolve from AUR. During installation, it is asking me following question:
:: There are 7 providers available for opencl-driver:
:: Repository extra:
1) intel-compute-runtime 2) opencl-clover-mesa 3) opencl-nvidia 4) opencl-nvidia-390xx 5) opencl-nvidia-470xx 6) opencl-rusticl-mesa 7) rocm-opencl-runtime
Enter a number (default=1):
My laptop has two video cards:
Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
AMD Thames [Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series]
So, it means that from the above list, I will ignore No. 3, 4 and 5, as they are related to NVidia card. However, I don’t know that from the remaining (following) which one I choose:
My AMD graphics card is old. I am using an HP Pavilion G6 3rd generation laptop which was bought in year 2012. I am using “xf86-video-amdgpu” driver. So, I believe that I must go with “rocm-opencl-runtime”. Please correct me if I am wrong. However, I did not get your last sentence which says “… therefore not your goal”. I am not a native English speaker, so can you please elaborate
From this discussion, I understand that if I use experimental amdgpu driver, then I can install “rocm-opencl-runtime”. However, if I want to stick with the old “radeon” driver then I can use either “opencl-clover-mesa” or “opencl-rustcl-mesa”.
So, as I will try to avoid a black screen , and stick with the old “radeon” driver, therefore, I will install “opencl-clover-mesa”.
Thanks a lot.
Just for the sake of discussion, If I want to test the experimental “amdgpu” driver, then do the following two steps are sufficient: